Three adults and 5-year-old injured in Steuben County crash

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Three adults and 5-year-old injured in Steuben County crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say they are investigating a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon at the intersection of State Road 827 and County Road 300 N, resulting in the injury of four people.

Preliminary investigation by Sergeant L. Andrew Smith indicates at approximately 12:40 p.m., a 2013 Volkswagen Passat was traveling westbound on County Road 300 N at what appeared to be an excessively high rate of speed when it crested a hill, ran a stop sign and struck a northbound 2016 Ford Fusion in the right, rear tire area. It is believed the Volkswagen was passing another vehicle prior to the crash.

As a result of the crash, the rear axle of the Ford was torn from the vehicle and the entire engine of the Volkswagen was thrown more than 200 feet down the roadway. The driver of the Volkswagen, Brandon G. Wooster, 36 of rural Angola was pinned in his vehicle and had to be extricated by the Angola Fire Department. He was transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, which were reduced as he had been wearing his seatbelt at the time.

The driver of the Ford, Ashton J. Davis, 25 of Fremont suffered minor injuries and was transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center along with her passengers Harley M. Cleckner, 27, and five-year-old Alexander E. Cleckner, both of Fremont. All three were properly restrained and their injuries were reduced as a result. The conditions of all four involved are not known at this time.

According to Smith, drugs and alcohol are suspected as being contributing factors in this crash. Toxicology results are pending. A copy of Smith’s investigation will be forwarded to the Steuben County Prosecutor’s Office for review upon its completion. Smith was assisted at the scene by the Angola Fire and Police Departments, Steuben County Sheriff Department and Steuben County EMS.